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Noun: flail  fleyl
  1. An implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing
Verb: flail  fleyl
  1. Give a thrashing to; beat hard
    - thrash, thresh, lam
     
  2. Move like a flail; thresh about
    "Her arms were flailing";
    - thresh

Derived forms: flailing, flailed, flails

Type of: beat, beat up, flap, implement, work over

Encyclopedia: Flail